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02 Jan 2016 09:09:03
If (or should that be when? ) Villa go down, would you want Remi Garde to stay?

I know he has said he would, but have you seen enough to think he is the right man to turn Villa around and rebuild the club?

1.) 02 Jan 2016 09:26:36
Let him sign a few he wants in this window and try and shape the team to his ways a bit more then let's see if we pick up a bit. If we do but still go down I'd give him another window in summer then judge him after first 10 to 12 games. Can't keep sacking the manager and bring new ones in with new ways of working as that just keeps you going backwards we need to stick by someone now and rebuild this club from top to bottom.

2.) 02 Jan 2016 10:37:14
I would keep him.
Let's be honest the team he inherited isn't good enough. He needs the chance to build the team he wants. Also, apart from the Norwich game, I think there has been a big improvement in the way they have been playing!

3.) 02 Jan 2016 11:08:16
i don't even think we played that bad in the norwich game just couldn't score.

4.) 02 Jan 2016 11:25:20
I agree mate, until they scored

5.) 02 Jan 2016 12:13:49
Think we should stick with garde like flakie said this teams not strong enough and lacks prem experience need new keeper for defo add two strikers and strong holding midfielder I believe we can survive it's seems if we concide in a game we dominate we can't unlock defences enough to get wins.

6.) 02 Jan 2016 12:42:26
First of all may I wish everyone a happy 2016 in your private lives and in your villa lives and hope the future gets brighter whether that be up or down, just want to say regards the Norwich game there first goal if you watch Micah Richards he physically looks over his shoulder at Howson and yet still does not go and cover him for me had he gone over and closed him down the goal would never have been so who is to blame? Now I read he has been moaning on twitter because someone saying he is a far better RB with his pace and would benefit himself and the team going forward seems to me he only came to us if he didn't have to play at RB. If I was Remi I would say that's your position IT'S A TEAM EFFORT OR YOU WILL BE RB ON THE BENCH!

7.) 02 Jan 2016 13:47:46
Ged I agree with you micha richards should play rb, every time he goes forward it leaves us weak at the back in the centre, our back line should look
richards okere clarke cisshoko and with sanchez and westwood out hope gardner gets his chance can not do any worse imo
richards okere clarke cisshoko
gardner gana
traore veretout sinclair



16 Jun 2015 20:19:26
{Ed's Note - We have posted a new confirmed transfer entitled, Confirmed signings 2014-09-16

1.) 16 Jun 2015 21:22:20
I hear that it's the Chinese who are buying us, the same guys were attracted to Albion. I agree it's more or less a done deal and that they are sanctioning the purchases. The same as Ellis appointing MON whilst Lerner was buying us.



12 Jun 2015 21:04:18
{Ed001's Note - We have posted a new confirmed transfer entitled, Confirmed signings 2015-06-12.



22 May 2015 12:12:36
Villa are showing an interest in QPR's Matt Phillips for a summer transfer, I assume it is as an alternative to Scott Sinclair.

Talks are scheduled for after the match at the weekend.

1.) 22 May 2015 12:58:34
I do believe that Sinclair has already signed, so why would Phillips be of use?
Gil is sitting out his time when surely he should be on the pitch.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know mate, I was only assuming it was instead of him as I hadn't checked into the situation, just that there was interest in Phillips and it was a natural assumption. Maybe he is wanted to replace N'Zogbia? He can play all across the front line, left wing, attacking mid and right wing. I am sure he could play as a striker too. Maybe to push Agbonlahor and cover Benteke injuries?

All I know is the interest in Phillips is real, the rest is just me giving possibilities.}

2.) 23 May 2015 14:19:52
Obviously it's not as an alternative to Sinclair for the reasons stated
But I'm surprised people are dismissing the idea because we have signed Sinclair
I've thought for a while that we should play 4-5-1 with 2 out and out wingers and Grealish as a no 10. Hopefully this means Sherwood agrees
I don't see Gil as a winger; he could play as a no 10 as well though
N'Zogbia is someone I would farm out at the first opportunity
I hope you are right Ed.

3.) 24 May 2015 16:03:09
Like Mendax says I would at least like the option of playing with out and out wingers. I think we would be better off buying a really solid Right Back and pushing Bacuna forward as - someone like Keiran Trippier from Burnley as it would improve the back 4 and give us dedicated wingers in Bacuna with Sinclair on the other side.

4.) 25 May 2015 21:37:56
Could be. Although he probably won't get that many games there.



16 Nov 2014 08:40:58
I would like to thank all of you who have been helping us beta test out our new free to play game, Flat Out Horse Racing on We are currently working on converting it to HTML5 so that those of you using iOS and Android will be able to play it too.

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Review Of The Day 19th October 2021

20 Oct 2021 07:39:10
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Review Of The Day 19th October 2021

19 Oct 2021 07:39:07
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Review Of The Day 18th October 2021

18 Oct 2021 07:39:08
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Watford v Liverpool - A Liverpool Perspective

17 Oct 2021 07:39:25
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1.) 17 Oct 2021 08:57:08
Man I hate to ne a villa fan when you lot moan about the manager no one said a thing after everton and man utd so fickle.

2.) 17 Oct 2021 10:59:46
I agree I sometimes think that if Jesus Christ was our manager and we won every game some would still moan because we hadn’t scored enough! I am sure there will come a point in Deano’s Villa career when he will get sacked it does for most but surely that time is not now. When our owners took over it was on the basis of it being a 5 year plan to have us challenging the top six in the premiership we are currently in year 4 and we have progressed year on year, in addition we have totally overhauled the youth set up and we are a much stronger club now than we were 3 years ago. Furthermore when we arrived back in the premiership we were seen as a one man team, who could only play one way 4 2 3 1. We sold Grealish in the summer re invested that money in the team and we are a much better squad now then we were before, however some are taking time to adjust as well as Smith having to adapt tactically as he has many more options available to him, the adjustment for both players and manager is going to take time hence why the results are patchy, we just need to be more patient as fans.

3.) 17 Oct 2021 13:17:42
Simon that’s just a lie to be honest, we said lots after Everton and united, we gave them the credit they deserved! and yesterday they deserved a right rollicking, they deserved to be slated, I go so far as to say they deserve to lose part of their wages, they are paid top dollar to play football, what they done in the last 20-25 mins wasn’t football and they shouldn’t be paid for serving up that tripe.
80 mins on the clock and they get a goal back on us, I’m sorry but there is no excuse against a team of wolves low quality to let them get a second or a third, as a player, as a manager you do whatever it takes to hold on to your 3 points, it would be one thing if it was against city or another team with the quality they have but come on, wolves? Your havin a laugh. I heard no apology in smiths post match interview, I thought we were poor for the whole game to be honest, never looked like scoring in the first half, the formation just wasn’t working, we were lucky to be 2 nil up if you ask me, smith said the performance was better than against spurs but I don’t agree, we were just playing a team that’s even worse than spurs,
Did we learn nothing from the lesson we got from that game and let son destroy us on his own practically, yesterday we let podence do the exact same but we were that bad that it only took him 15 mins to destroy us. we are learning nothing from our mistakes, we might learn for a week but then we forget it again, and if we don’t qualify for Europe this year or at least be very close to it I think we can say goodbye to Martinez and maginn.
I’m getting tired of hearing the old “where we were 3 years ago” line. forget where we were 3 years ago we have spent the guts of 400 million in those 3 years so you would expect to be better would you not? And the ambition of the fans shouldn’t and isn’t just being better than we were 3 years ago,
I said yesterday was on smith and I stand by it, he picked the team he made the subs and he watched it not working for way to long as usual, I don’t know if he should be sacked as I don’t know if we can get anyone better but it’s my firm opinion that we are never going higher than 10th and definitely not getting Europe with him leading us, he’s just not tactically good enough, any decent manager in the league will beat him.

4.) 17 Oct 2021 16:24:28
Agree were not going anywhere with him in charge, we need a top manager to get the best out of this lot.

5.) 17 Oct 2021 16:40:29
Normally Whacky I like your posts but on this one you are way off, realistically what do you expect in our third season back in the premiership? If you think we are a nailed on for anything above the top 10 then I think you need a check up from the neck up.

In terms of any decent manager would beat him Benitez has won the Champions League I think that qualifies him as a decent manager and we gave his Everton side a right good thumping.

6.) 17 Oct 2021 17:09:21
I never said we were nailed on for higher than 10th mate, I’m saying that dean won’t bring us any higher, be it our 3rd year or 5th or 10th back in the premier league, he’s not a bad manager, he will keep us safe but that’s as far as it go’s for him,
Pluffy mentioned further up that we miss John terry, I have to agree with him, our defence is after taking a hit this year.
And yes we beat Benitez a few weeks back, but we didn’t beat him with his full team, they were missing at least 2 or 3 of their best players.
It’s deans job to see where we have a problem and solve it but he is regularly way to slow in doing it or like yesterday didn’t do it at all.



Review Of The Day 15th October 2021

16 Oct 2021 07:39:20
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01 Aug 2019 14:25:22
nonsense. It depends on the country's ranking for starters. Then the wage they are paid. How much they cost and a number of other things. Marvelous is a Zimbabwe international, they are ranked outside the top 100 so that will not help him.




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25 Dec 2017 14:51:43
cheers mate - I just realised you meant me! I was wondering which poster rd01 was as I haven't noticed the name before. doh

Merry Xmas Mb!



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11 Jun 2017 14:40:26
Apologies Indian, sorry it took a long time, transfer window is my busiest time. Also sorry it was not the nicest review, but it was not exactly the best of seasons!



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23 Dec 2016 10:54:27
Apologies I closed the reply box by mistake before sending this through.

All the players is difficult, every club keeps tabs on hundreds, sometimes even thousands of players over the course of a season. When an enquiry or bid goes in, that is the only time you can be sure of interest. Even then, it is impossible to find out all of them.

This season is particularly difficult, as the rules on agents has been relaxed by FIFA, meaning that anyone can set themselves up as an 'intermediary' as they are now called. That means you have all these new people making claims about representing players and trying to find them clubs etc, when they actually have no working relationship with those players.

One I have been told that is a possibility, as he is considering his options and wants to play in England, is Matthew Ryan of Valencia. They are a selling club, he is out of favour, Bruce rates him. He is Australia's keeper and needs first team football and Villa can offer him that. The issue is that there are other options for him, such as some interest from West Ham. Jedinak might well be your secret weapon in persuading him......